Something different
An ivory page-tuner or letter-opener  F.W.H. 7th Hussars  125 

30 cm long. Francis Woodley Horne was born in 1810 in London and became an East India Company Cadet in 1829 and served with the 13th Bengal Native Infantry. Ensign 1832. He resigned in August 1833 having obtained a commission in the British Army, as Cornet 11th Light Dragoons. In 1839 transferred to the 15th Hussars, Captain 1842 and Major 1854. In August 1857 posted to the 7th Hussars. Served in the Indian Mutiny at Oudh and the siege of Lucknow. Too part in various operations 1857-58. On 31 December 1858 the 7th Hussars took part in a charge on a party of mutineers at the Raptee River. "Major Horne, who led the leading squadron most gallantly , was last seen in the river, engaged with two sowars. His boy was found in the water two days after under the trunk of a tree, with a dead sowar grasped in each hand."


priced individually as a group of four lots.

British War Medal    31427 PTE. E.F. GRIFFIN. DEVON. R.
Victory Medal           31427 PTE. E.F. GRIFFIN. DEVON. R.
Memorial Scroll        Pte Ernest Frederick Griffin Devonshire Regt

All items in two frames.
Copy research. Ernest Frederick Griffin was born in 1898 and his parents lived at 5 Granley Cottages, St. Marks, Cheltenham. He worked at a bakery in Queens Road and on outbreak of war tried to enlist but rejected due to suffering from epilepsy. He eventually managed to enlist into the 8th Battalion Devonshire Regiment and joined the battalion on the Piave River in Italy. He was made a sniper with D Company and was killed at the Battle of Vittorio Veneto on 27th October 1918, aged 20. He was buried at the Tezzo Cemetery, Vazzola. His photograph appeared in the Cheltenham & Gloster Graphic in December 1918.
Trio, plaque and scroll: 325

Sergeant Arthur Edward Griffon
Royal Air Force

Defence Medal             Un-named
1939-45 War
Medal    Un-named
In box of issue with slips.
Arthur Edward Griffin lived at 6 Princes Terrace, Princes Road, Cheltenham and was probably a nephew of Ernest (above).
Medal issue slip confirms the pair of medals and SGT. 900772. The full name and number is confirmed on his RAF Personnel Index Card.
Pair: 45

The Griffin and Attwood family were joined by marriage.

Corporal Albert Edward Attwood
Royal Engineers

British War Medal      55765 CPL. A.E. ATTWOOD. R.E.
Victory Medal             55765 CPL. A.E. ATTWOOD. R.E.
Copy research. Albert Edward Attwood was born in 1879 and lived in Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham. He was a fitter by trade and had served in the 1st Gloucestershire Royal Engineer Volunteers. He enlisted in January 1915 and served with 296th Railway Company, Royal Engineers in France from 14 April 1915 (1914/15 Star missing). He was discharged in March 1919.
Pair: 65

Staff Sergeant Derek Attwood
Royal Army Pay Corps
Efficiency Medal  Territorial  22683006 SSGT D ATTWOOD RAPC
with matching miniature and badges.
St. John's Ambulance Association fob, named on back: A198108 DEREK ATTWOOD with 1959 bar.
In the 1960 Voters Register he is living in Milton Road, Cheltenham.
Probably attached either 5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment or the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars.

If purcashed as four lots together: 450

Private Ernest Weeks
Devonshire Regiment
India Service Medal (1895)  Punjab Frontier 1897-98 / Tirah 1897-98     2522 Pte. E. Weeks 1st Bn Devon Regt
King's South Africa Medal  South Africa 1901 / South Africa 1902              2522 PTE. E. WEEKS. DEVON: REGT.
Copy medal rolls and papers. Ernest Weeks was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and enlisted in April 1889, aged 18. He served in Egypt,
India and South Africa. Also received the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps for Elandslaagte, Defence of Ladysmith and Belfast.
Discharged April 1910. By 1914 he was in Canada and enlisted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He died in Coventry 16 February 1944.
Pair: 385

Private R.H. Saunderson
Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry

Queen's South Africa Medal  Cape Colony / Transvaal   7480 PTE. R.H. SAUNDERSON. THORNEYCROFT'S M.I.     145  RESERVED
Medal roll confirms clasps.

Private Tom Wood
27 Imperial Yeomanry
Queen's South Africa Medal  Cape Colony / South Africa 1902   37955 PTE. T. WOOD. 27TH BN. IMP: YEO:     155
Medal roll shows entitlment to Cape Colony and South Africa 1902. Tom Wood. 27th (Devon) Imperial Yeomanry.
Tom Wood was from Kendal, Westmorland and was a butcher by trade. He had served with the Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry and enlisted into the Imperial Yeomanry in January 1902 (aged 20), serving as an officer's groom. To South Africa May 1902 and returned to UK November 1902.
Discharged 25 November 1902.

Corporal T. Kay
Kitchener's Horse
(missing clasp has now been added)

Queen's South Africa Medal  Cape Colony / Orange Free State / Transvaal/South Africa 1901 
Medal has a pin at top for wearing which has a representation of the KHK badge - this was the badge worn by Kitchener's Horse.
Copy research.
Clasps confirmed, the South Africa 1901 clasp earned with Robert's Horse. The rolls show that he transferred to Robert's Horse 1 November 1901.

Driver Frederick William Davies
Royal Field Artillery
Queen's South Africa Medal Orange Free State / Transvaal / Laing's Nek  80E19421 DVR: F.W. DAVIES, 64TH BTY: R.F.A.   125
Copy papers. Frederick William Davies was born in Farnborough, Kent and enlisted in March 1897, aged 18. Served in South Africa March 1901 to October 1902 and India to March 1905. He was convicted and imprisoned in July 1908 by the civil powers. Discharged March 1913. Also received the King's South Africa Medal with two clasps.
Traces of "ghost dates" on reverse of medal.

Private Alfred John Bester
2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade
Queen's South Africa Medal Transvaal /South Africa 1902  8058 PTE. A. BESTER. RIFLE BDE.    140
Copy papers. Alfred John Bester enlisted in October 1900, aged 17. Served in South Africa from March 1902 to September 1902. Then Egypt Sept. 1902 to November 1905, India Nov. 1905 to December 1908. Discharged in the UK 18 October 1912. Clasps confirmed on medal roll.

Private John William Castle
Yorkshre Regiment

British War Medal    9255 CPL. J.W. CASTLE. YORK. R.
India General Service Medal 1908  Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919   9255 CPL. J.W. CASTLE. 1-YORK. R.
Copy papers. John William Castle was from Northallerton, Yorkshire and enlisted in April 1908. To India with the 1st Battalion January 1913.
The battalion spent the entire First World War in India. Both medals confirmed. Discharged January 1920.
Pair: 195 

India General Service Medal 1908  Waziristan 1921-24      M-15523 PTE. W. MCMURRAY. R.A.S.C.    85
Copy MIC confirms no WWI entitlement.

Lieutenant Richard John Coulson Bryant
1914/15 Star                 1663 PTE. R.J.C. BRYANT. SUFF. YEO.
British War Medal        
Victory Medal                 LIEUT. R.J.C. BRYANT.
India General Service Medal   Afghanistan NWF 1919  LIEUT. R.J.C. BRYANT. 12 PNRS.